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Our faculty are diverse and dedicated.

The Vocal Performance Institute faculty is made up of University of Dayton faculty as well artists and performers from professional organizations, providing a well-rounded learning experience.

Minnita Daniel-Cox

 minnita daniel-coxCoordinator of Vocal Performance Institute & University of Dayton Faculty

Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox attended Bowling Green State University where she majored in Music Performance. Upon completion of her baccalaureate studies, she attended The University of Michigan where she received her Master of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees. She currently resides in Ohio where she serves as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton and has thriving private studios in Dayton and Yellow Springs. At UD, Dr. Daniel-Cox co-directs the opera workshop, teaches diction, private voice lessons and other related voice courses.

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Kay Bosse

Kay BosseHuman Race Theater Resident Artist & University of Dayton Faculty

Kay holds a Master of Arts in Theatre and Steinbeck Studies. She has been a resident artist with The Human Race Theatre Co. since 1990 and is a member of Actors’ Equity. She has served the University of Dayton as Production Director, Artistic Director of the experimental theatre project, Jumping Up and Down, as well as teaching a variety of theatre classes.

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Ryu-Kyung Kim

Dr KimUniversity of Dayton Faculty

Dr. Ryu-Kyung Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Music. She has delighted audiences with her unique, dark luscious voice and powerful stage presence. Praised for her superb technique and innate musicality, Ms. Kim performs a wide range of roles from Handel, Bel Canto to Wagnerian repertoires.

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Richard Moseley II

Richard MoseleyUniversity of Dayton Faculty

Richard Moseley II is a part-time faculty member in the Theatre Program at the University of Dayton, where he is an instructor of dance. For the Vocal Performance Institute, Richard teaches courses in movement.

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Jeff Powell

Jeff PowellDayton Opera Conductor & Chorus Master

Jeff Powell has performed extensively with the Dayton Opera, where he currently serves as chorus master. His work includes: 1990-current, Chorus Master; 1991-2010, Music Director Artist in Residence Program; 2009, Conductor, The Merry Widow; 2006, Conductor, Die Fledermaus; 2004, Conductor, The Pirates of Penzance; 1999, Conductor, Cosi fan tutti; 1997, Conductor, Madame Butterfly; 1997, Conductor, H.M.S. Pinafore. Jeff has also served as conductor of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Iolanthe, and Annie Get Your Gun, Wright State University.

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Patrick Reynolds

Patrick ReynoldsUniversity of Dayton Faculty

Dr. Patrick Reynolds is an associate professor of music and coordinator of instrumental activities at the University of Dayton where he conducts the University Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in instrumental conducting. Under his direction the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a broad spectrum of work for wind ensemble and concert band. Dr. Reynolds also serves as Assistant Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He conducts the DPO in its Magic Carpet, SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) and Young People's Concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area. I

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Luke Rosen

Luke RosenSt. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy (Toledo, OH) Faculty

Luke D. Rosen received his Bachelor of Music (Choral Music Education) and Master of Music (Choral Conducting Performance) degrees from Bowling Green State University. At Bowling Green, he also studied composition. He joined the faculty of St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy (Toledo, OH) in 2004, serving as Director of Choral and Liturgical Music and Director of the Fox Music Technology Lab. In addition to his position at St. John’s Jesuit, he has served as the Director of Music Ministry at Corpus Christi University Parish, serving the Catholic community at the University of Toledo, since 2000.

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David Sievers

David SieversUniversity of Dayton Faculty

Dr. David Sievers holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Washington State University, a Master of Music degree from Boise State University, and the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. He is an Artist-in-Residence of voice at the University of Dayton where he teaches private voice and related coursework. He also co-directs the UD Opera Workshop.

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Linda Snyder

Linda SnyderUniversity of Dayton Faculty

Dr. Linda J. Snyder teaches voice and related courses at UD. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in vocal performance and literature from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in music education from Miami University. She has served as director of vocal studies at New York University and on the faculties of Illinois Wesleyan University, Midland Lutheran College, and the National Music Camp at Interlochen (MI). Dr. Snyder has also served on the boards of the National Opera Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Dayton Boys Choir.

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Scott Stoney

Scott StoneyActor/Director and Founder of Human Race Theater

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University in Education. He has over 40 years of professional credits and teaching experience. He has taught at Clark State University, Sinclair Community College, Wright State University and the University of Dayton. He is a resident artist and founding member of The Human Race Theatre Company and also coaches privately.

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Andrea Chenoweth Wells

Andrea Chenoweth WellsUniversity of Dayton Faculty

Andrea Chenoweth Wells is an Artist in Residence in the Department of Music, where she teaches voice and aural skills and coordinates recruitment for the department. A soprano, she is a two-time finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. She has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Commonwealth Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Dayton Opera, the Springfield Symphony, the Bach Society of Dayton, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and Arcadia Players.

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James Arthur Williams

James WilliamsUniversity of Dayton Faculty

James Arthur Williams was educated at Allen University, University of Illinois, Columbia University and Ohio State University. Alma College awarded him the Doctor of Letters, honoris causa. Dr. Williams has made many contributions to choral and vocal music as a conductor and vocal instructor over the past forty years.

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